Golden Pheasant | Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
Slovak Republic
zlatybazant.sk

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,224
Reviews:
279
Ratings:
496
pDev:
16.12%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I do not prefer lagers in general. This one was nice. Glad to have tried it!

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Photo of Callednumbers
2.73/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of krome
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 11/16/2017. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Touch of fruity/skunky aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a delicious Czech Pilsner. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Clean pils malts and balancing Saaz hops. Not overly bitter/drying. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Very well made.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A Pretty Pils. Smells less distinctive, actually average. However, Tastes are well-balanced; mostly grassy from grain and hops. Mouth is not too full, but not bitter in the finish; making it above average for the style. Had with a BBQ sandwich and Golden Pheasant's balance made it a good enough accompaniment... but this pils will not make average food better like a good ale will.

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

Never had a Slovak pilsner before...hopefully it's more Czech than Polish, let's find out.

Using a Budvar glass, quite a lot of head...looks ok.

Very faint aroma, almost nothing.

This is seriously easy drinking, but actually with a pretty cool taste. Kind of czech with more bitterness, yet more crisp and not as strong...if that makes sense

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty decent lager beer, usual skunk nose but a decent flavor profile. Not a bad little beer.

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Photo of achepil
1.92/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Possibly skunks, try another

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Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a clear pale straw, copper color with a bright white head, slight lacing and retention. Aromas of biscuits, bread, lots of grain, light spice and hay. Tastes follows the nose with biscuit, grains, hay, wheat, touch of spice, and finish is slightly dry with lingering notes of grain, hay, and spice. Mild spice like bitterness, very easy to drink. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation, and a dry clean crisp finish.

An easy drinking summer beer, decent amount of flavor, light on the palate, and low ABV is something I like to reach for during hot southern CA days.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.79/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcbroome
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaciekM
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of migleskun
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MKV
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: A nice gold, with moderate head
Smell: nothing too particular, but pleasant enough grain
Taste: standard grain flavor, not too overdone. Not too bitter or too sweet. Well balanced.
Feel: comfortable enough mouthfeel. No bad aftertaste.

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Photo of Guessed
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice foamy head without getting soapy or coarse. Has a pleasant medium earthy, organic, musky, yeasty quality after a nice clear swallow. Very old world European tending towards Mediterranean. It's the kind of beer that makes drinking regular Canadian and American beer difficult afterwards (microbreweries excepted, of course - they ROCK!). Blends nicely with food and is just bitter enough to give it some character. Refreshing and friendly, it should have a broad appeal to both sexes and to all those who don't need more sugar or more bitter. Yum.

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Photo of Atg1095
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer is a brilliant golden color and has a foamy head about 1 finger thick and lots of carbonation. Has what I feel is a typical aroma for European beers. It is biscuity but has a little pit of spice to the aroma. The beer follows the nose pretty well, I get those biscuit like malts, slightly sweet followed by a freshness of hops to balance it out. There is a skunky aftertaste in my mouth though. The beer has good carbonation and is crisp.

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Photo of Pmicdee
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of REVZEB
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cknoch
4.19/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 496 ratings